Garmin Forerunner 630

Garmin Forerunner 630

Garmin Forerunner 630 Features

  • Daily Activity and Calories Burned tracking
  • Heart Rate monitoring
  • GPS
  • Distance Walked and Steps counting
  • Auto Sleep Monitor
  • Swimproof
  • Twentyeight Day Battery
  • LCD Display

Garmin Forerunner 630 Specs

Basic Info

Wear TypeWristband
ReleaseOctober 20, 2015

Activity & Fitness Tracking

Sleep Analysis / Sleep Time
Heart Rate / Pulse
Stairs / Floors
Exercise Tagging
Smart Coach
Goal Setting
Inactivity Alertn/a

Additional Features

Watch / Clock
Alarm Clock
Music Playbackn/a
ReportsActivity, Sleep

Smartphone Remote Features

Caller ID
Music Control
Call Controln/a
Camera Controln/a
Find Phonen/a


Duration28 days
Battery TypeRechargeable Battery

Physical Specs

Water Resistance
Weight44 grams
Dimensions1.77" x 1.77" x 0.46" inches


Display TechnologyLCD Screen
Display Sizen/a
Screen Resolutionn/a
Color Displayn/a
Touch Screenn/a


OS X / Mac
Windows Phone
Web Portal
Social Featuresn/a



Sports and Fitness Activities

Best For:
  • All-Day Activity
  • Running
  • Training
  • Walking

Garmin Forerunner 630 Review

The Garmin Forerunner 630 is a dynamic running watch with outstanding running features and an activity tracker. The majority of joggers, walkers, and runners found this smartwatch helpful while used. One mentioned highlight is the fact that it helps them to improve their running form. However, many others mentioned they did not like the watch in the beginning, but after a couple of firmware upgrades, they appreciate the functions more and more.

Pros / What Customers Like:

  • Many runners found the large display of the Forerunner 630 easy to read while running. While the touchscreen is responsive, but they found it needs contact with the back casing to function well. The good news is they found using it during winter perfect while wearing gloves.
  • Another important feature consumers found helpful is that they can customize the activity profiles.
  • The majority of athletes using the watch for running found the Glonass enabled helpful and extremely accurate.
  • One thing noted is that users prefer the new charger clip compared to the old magnetic clip available on older versions. They found fastening the clip easy.
  • When it comes to the Garmin Connect Sync, it is flawless as many runners mentioned it helps to save their run. It provides them with a complete log of events. Everything is done through the Bluetooth connection.
  • Another helpful feature is the Smart Notifications as it receives text directly on the watch and is a time saver, especially in winter when running outdoors.
  • An added bonus joggers found is the longer band and great for winter as it makes fastening the smartwatch with gloves easier

Cons / What Customers Don't Like:

  • One thing that most users complained about is the backlight that is very dim and illuminates unevenly. This is okay for reading at night but during the day not so great. However, they did like the setting to activate the backlight when you turn your wrist.
  • A big negative most professional runners noted is that you cannot replace the strap with just any other strap as the transmitters built into the strap and not machine washable. Yet, one competitive runner found that the transmitters removable after opening the battery compartment. One might see replacement straps in the near future.
  • Lastly an important feature for most athletes it does not have a wrist-based heart rate monitor, step counting, sleep tracking and is expensive.


The Forerunner 620 does not come cheap, but for runners, the watch offers loads of tracking features. Even while it does not include a wrist-based heart rate monitor, it is bundled with the Garmin HRM-Run heart rate strap.


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Expert Reviews and Ratings

  • • Expert Review by Ben Drew

    The Garmin Forerunner 630 has the features, battery-life, and physical characteristics to make it one of the strongest GPS watches on the market. While some ... Full review

  • • Expert Review by DC Rainmaker

    The FR630 is sorta an interesting duck in the Garmin running lineup. On one hand it’s designed to represent the most advanced running watch that ... Full review

  • • Expert Review by Sasha Muller

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    4of 5
  • • Expert Review by Luke Edwards

    Garmin has once again produced a compact yet comprehensively smart running companion device in the Forerunner 630. It does so much more than fitness-focused smartphone ... Full review

    4of 5
  • • Expert Review by Michael Sawh

    There's always the concern that with so many features on board, the Forerunner 630 would lose sight of its core purpose as a sports watch. ... Full review

    4of 5

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